KARACHI: Sindh Minister for information and PPP central Deputy Secretary Information Sharjeel Innam Memon has said that arrest and torture of political activists will not be tolerated under any circumstances and added that the federal government would resolve the serious issues through dialogue.
In a statement issued here on Sunday, Sharjeel Inam Memon said that in current situation the federal government would be responsible for any political adventure.
He said political parties should not be deprived of democratic rights. Criticizing the miserable crackdown against political activists, he said the arrest and torture on political activists would not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Sharjeel Memon said the police and the administration in Punjab is being forced to torture people. He said that in the present democratic era such steps would reflect the authoritarian thinking of Nawaz Sharif.
Sharjeel Inam Memon urged the federal government take serious efforts to resolve the issues through dialogues.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) Sindh President Pir Sadruddin Shah Rashdi has called upon Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to show flexibility in his stance and accept the offer for dialogue extended by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to end political uncertainty in the country.
Talking to APP here on Sunday, he said that Imran Khan should positively respond to talks’ offer by the Prime Minister, as confrontation will not be in the interest of anyone. The doors for reconciliation are not closed in politics, he stressed.
He also urged the PTI chief to cancel the party’s march scheduled for 14th of August in the national interest, because the country is in a state of war and all the political parties need to demonstrate harmony and boost the morale of the security forces which are fighting against terrorists in the tribal areas.
The PML-F leader hailed the government’s move to hold the National Security Conference. He also described the briefing at the conference on ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists in North Waziristan Agency as a positive development.
He expressed concern that political uncertainty is disrupting development activities, and said that it may also harm country’s economy. Pir Sadruddin urged all the political forces to join hands and come forward to lessen the difficulties of the internally displaced persons (IDPs).
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